Caitlyn Jenner became the target of hecklers after giving a speech at a fundraiser luncheon last week.
The 66-year-old had been promoting Chicago House, an organisation that provides assistance to the city’s LGBT community and those living with HIV.
But the angry mob were outside the building, ready to hurl insults as she made her way back into her car.
Using megaphones, the protestors shouted that she was ‘an insult to trans people’ and an ‘insult to women’.
In a number of videos, Caitlyn’s security can be seen fighting off the crowd as she attempts to made her way through to the vehicle.
She tells a member of the group that she ‘loves’ them before she’s swept away by her bodyguards.
The group heckling Caitlyn call themselves I Ain’t Cait, a parody of the name of her reality show I Am Cait.
Judging by their Facebook page, they believe that her net worth and privileged background gives her less of a right to serve as a trans spokesperson.
Before their protest, the group reportedly shared a strong-worded post on the social media site, which has since been deleted. They also labelled her a ‘clueless rich white woman’
The post read: ‘[She] has a net worth of millions of dollars, while the average trans person has a 41 percent chance of experiencing homelessness and a nearly 50 percent chance of living off less than $10k per year.’
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It suggested that Caitlyn ‘thinks disenfranchised trans women of colour should just pluck themselves up off the street and stop being so lazy’.
This was in reference to some unpopular comments Caitlyn made about social service programs on I Am Cait, which were called out by her trans friends.
Christina Kahl – the event’s organiser and trans activist – told ET that the protest was ‘a little frustrating’.
But she says: ‘[Caitlyn]’s been the subject of media scrutiny for decades, she’s in a unique position to take whatever criticism she gets for speaking out on behalf of trans people who need help.
‘She owns the fact that she has a ton of privilege.’
Watch a video of the protest below…